Ralph Anderson / styling Rose Nguyen / food styling Rebecca Kracke Gordon, Alyssa Porubcan

Take a cue from this couple, and treat your guests to dinner in a beautiful setting.

Entertaining in a gorgeous atmosphere is the ideal summer gathering--just ask Katherine and Dennis Avery of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. They decided to take their friends to the community dock at Sewee Preserve. There, with the ever-changing marsh, the shorebirds, a soft breeze, and a mist of rain, the couple served a relaxed menu.

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This article is from the July 2005 issue of Southern Living.

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